Country Village Montessori holds an American Montessori Society Affiliation and is approved by the State of New Hampshire as a non-public school. We can serve children from the ages of 2 years 9 months to 12. We have two classrooms; one, for the ages of 3 to 6 with a full day kindergarten; the other, a mixed age grouping of 6 through 12 year olds. We refer to the classes as, “The Children’s House” and, “Elementary”, respectively. To be an affiliate of The American Montessori Society each lead teacher has to hold the correct certification for the grades in which they lead teach.
Admission to the school does not depend upon prior Montessori experience. WE welcome students of any age to matriculate with or without attending CVMS or any other Montessori program. We do not discriminate.
Class Size +
We are approved for 24 children in the Children’s House classroom and 16 in Elementary. Our teacher student ratio is then 12:1. In the years we have a student teacher the ration would then be 8:1 In Elementary we also have 2 teachers. This ratio is 8:1.
The Montessori curriculum is incredible in its depth and breadth. What makes the curriculum a “fit” for most children is that it also is developmentally supportive of the child in each stage of development.
Social skills +
We find that social skills training is needed to help the child successfully access their individual learning styles while also learning and practicing the art of collaboration - a skill needed for life.
Emotional Balance +
Managing one’s emotions are also learned, modeled, and practiced. Together with socially appropriate practices control of one’s emotions are truly needed to access higher cognitive functioning.
Physical Education +
To promote health, increase coordination, balance and strength, elementary students attend out-of-school classes for soccer, yoga; ice skating, swimming, skiing, ice-skating or dance. These classes rotate one afternoon a week for 6 to 8-week sessions.
Giving Back +
The School conducts an annual food drive called Basket of Hope to benefit SHARE Outreach. The drive commences in November in conjunction with the Thanksgiving season of and continues through the school year.
We promote civic mindedness and stewardship of the earth. We encourage reduction of waste produced by lunch through use of cloth napkins, placemats and reusable silverware from home. Reduce, reuse, and recycle!